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Forum: DIY   02-19-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,269
Posted By WibblyPig
Sorry to jump in your thread but you don't have...

Sorry to jump in your thread but you don't have to hard wire these in. You can buy a 4' piece of track and a plug in connector (...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-06-2010, 02:09 PM
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Views: 98,410
Posted By WibblyPig
Hmmmm, somewhere near Lindbergh around Kirkwood...

Hmmmm, somewhere near Lindbergh around Kirkwood Outfitters? (even number so it's on the south side of Manchester)
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   01-04-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,133
Posted By WibblyPig
How do you introduce the CO2 to your tank? I saw...

How do you introduce the CO2 to your tank? I saw a glass diffuser in one pic but couldn't tell after that.
Forum: DIY   12-21-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By WibblyPig
CO2 & Soda Question

Has anyone ever tried just adding yeast to a bottle of non-diet soda (after mixing a glass or 2 with vodka to lower the level)?
Forum: Equipment   12-03-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By WibblyPig
I have a 65 gallon tank (36L x 18W x 24D) so I'm...

I have a 65 gallon tank (36L x 18W x 24D) so I'm using 36" 39 watt w/ Tek reflectors.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-03-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By WibblyPig
Wife + 2 kids + completely gutting the kitchen =...

Wife + 2 kids + completely gutting the kitchen = algae...
Forum: Equipment   12-03-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By WibblyPig
24" deep. The T-5s work just fine (and are much...

24" deep. The T-5s work just fine (and are much easier on the electric bill).
Forum: Equipment   12-03-2007, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By WibblyPig
When I switched from a reef, I had my CO2 in the...

When I switched from a reef, I had my CO2 in the return pump chamber of the sump. It didn't seem to be a problem as growth was phenomenal.

I had 2x175 MH & 2x75 VHO. I switched the MH to T-5...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   10-11-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By WibblyPig
If you don't plan on moving them, put a dab of...

If you don't plan on moving them, put a dab of silicon on each one. Depending on what it's for, you can also use a mag float or fashion an acrylic bracket.
Forum: Lighting   06-11-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,651
Posted By WibblyPig
What's ADP?

What's ADP?
Forum: Lighting   06-10-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,651
Posted By WibblyPig
Now, what was the entire point of this thread? ...

Now, what was the entire point of this thread? Using a shop light for a budget lighting. The numbers I provided show that when using a shop light, lining it with foil increases the lux in the tank....
Forum: Equipment   06-08-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By WibblyPig
Not right away. You're talking about the brace...

Not right away. You're talking about the brace at the top I take it? If it's really broken, put a clamp at the top to hold it together temorarily (just tighten it enough to keep it in place - DON'T...
Forum: Lighting   06-08-2007, 03:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,651
Posted By WibblyPig
Of course, if you would read a little further,...

Of course, if you would read a little further, you would come across this:

Light Intensity DATA.
Comparison between White, Aluminum Foil, & Dark Reflectors (All values are in units of Lux) ...
Forum: Lighting   06-08-2007, 02:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,651
Posted By WibblyPig
Read the links above. For fluorescent...

Read the links above.


For fluorescent lighting, I measured and found that plain aluminum foil will produce about 10% more light than a clean white reflector. (Less light is is scattered in a...
Forum: Lighting   06-08-2007, 01:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,651
Posted By WibblyPig
And why is that? A reflective metal surface...

And why is that? A reflective metal surface increases the lux output by about 10 %

http://www.thekrib.com/Lights/lights-wozniak.html
http://aquaticconcepts.thekrib.com/Lights/...
Forum: Lighting   06-07-2007, 12:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,651
Posted By WibblyPig
Strange as it may seem, white is better than a...

Strange as it may seem, white is better than a true mirror. It goes

Polished Aluminum
Matte White
Mirror

(something about the light refracting through the glass twice)

Just line the...
Forum: Equipment   06-05-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 917
Posted By WibblyPig
I've used the Tunze 6060 and Koralia 3. The...

I've used the Tunze 6060 and Koralia 3. The Tunze was MUCH stronger with a wider, gentler stream. The Koralia seemed almost like a V stream - movement on the edges but nothing in the middle.

I...
Forum: DIY   06-04-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,716
Posted By WibblyPig
I built one on Saturday afternoon. Since I don't...

I built one on Saturday afternoon. Since I don't have my CO2 setup yet, I hooked it up to an ozonizer and air pump. It seems to be working pretty well becuase unless the ozone unit is cranked all...
Forum: DIY   05-30-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,716
Posted By WibblyPig
Phosban reactor as CO2 reactor?

I have a couple of Phosban reactors that I'm not using now. Could I just reverse the input and output so the water enters through the top and exits through the bottom? I'll drill a hole and...
Forum: Equipment   05-18-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,342
Posted By WibblyPig
Did you have the little gaskets in place and are...

Did you have the little gaskets in place and are you using waterproof endcaps? If not, there may have been corrosion in the endcaps which caused arcing.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-17-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By WibblyPig
Right - I guess I wasn't clear. I'm going to be...

Right - I guess I wasn't clear. I'm going to be researching the equipment and the best way to use it. I'm pretty well set on my lights and filtration. CO2 and fertilizers are my 2 big question...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-17-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By WibblyPig
With the ammount of flow from the sump,there is...

With the ammount of flow from the sump,there is almost no agitation. I have a mag 9.5 (950 gph) but with the 10' horizontal run and 4' vertical rise, there's probably only about 600 gph making it...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-17-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By WibblyPig
Yep - there will be some scraping but I'm hoping...

Yep - there will be some scraping but I'm hoping the acid will take care of the majority. It's on pretty thick and then there's the calcium precipitate all over everything (including the insides of...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-17-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By WibblyPig
Eh, they're already ordered and would probably...

Eh, they're already ordered and would probably cost more to send back than I paid for them.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-17-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 870
Posted By WibblyPig
Thanks everyone. So the plan is : Lose the...

Thanks everyone. So the plan is :

Lose the RO/DI

While the tank is soaking and cleaning, get a pressure CO2 setup that will be injected directly into the return from the sump.

Have the...
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